The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR and the Canon TS-E 45mm f2.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Canon TS-E 45mm f2.8 is the longer of the two lenses at 90mm. The Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR with a length of 39mm, is 51mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon TS-E 45mm f2.8 also has a larger diameter of 81mm compared to the Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR's 73mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR weighs 144g, which means it is 501g (77%) lighter than the Canon TS-E 45mm f2.8 which has a weight of 645g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Perspective Control Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
PC Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR and the Canon TS-E 45mm f2.8 has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR is also available in Fujifilm X , Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF and Sony Alpha mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 45mm
but while Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR has the fastest aperture of F3.5
, the Canon TS-E 45mm f2.8's widest aperture value is F2.8